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the quarterly update on training courses provided by the Health Promotion Team Sexual Health Awareness: Basic Level (2 days) Thursday 18th & Friday 19th September 2008, 9.30am to 4.30pm Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (Captain’s Cabin) A two-day introductory course on sexual health promotion that explores attitudes, builds on knowledge and develops practical skills for working with clients. Participants will receive a pack of notes, resources and tools for promoting sexual health. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Feel comfortable and confident in their role as a sexual health promoter Be familiar with basic information on sex, sexuality, STIs, safer sex and contraception Work in practical ways with a range of client groups to promote sexual health Refer people to appropriate sexual health and related services Introduction to Health Promotion Skills (1 day) Thursday 2nd October 2008, 9.30am to 4.00pm Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (Captain’s Cabin) This one-day course gives an introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion and health education. It is suitable for support workers in the health and social care field, youth workers, volunteers and community workers. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Understand the policy context of health promotion; Identify major determinants of health and their impact on own working practice; Identify what constitutes health promotion and health education and the relationship between Work more effectively with promotional materials to promote health messages to their clients. Stop Smoking: Brief Intervention (2 hours) Wednesday 15th October 2008, 9.30am to 11.30am Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (Captain’s Cabin) This session is an introduction to smoking cessation and will equip participants with the skills to discuss smoking with their clients. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Raise smoking as an issue within normal practice Use the 4As model to identify smokers current motivation to quit Be aware of local services providing intensive support for smokers Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th October 2008, 9.30am to 3.30pm Bargeman’s Rest, Newport (Captain’s Cabin) Giving up smoking is the single best thing that someone can do to improve their health. This course is aimed as workers who have smoking cessation as a defined part of their role. This training will equip participants to support motivated smokers to quit smoking. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: Understand nicotine addiction Implement withdrawal oriented approaches to smoking cessation Understand NRT and Zyban and the role they play in smoking cessation Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th November 2008, 9.30am to 4.30pm £50.00 £30.00 if attending Day 2 only (applicable to those who have already completed the Sexual Health Awareness Basic Level course) To create an understanding of values and attitudes (your own and other people’s) to sexuality and Be familiar with basic information on sex, sexuality, STIs, safer sex and contraception To experience practical and relevant communication skills to enhance sexual health, sexuality, To recognise your own boundaries To promote awareness and understanding of the SHIELD programme To improve competence in supporting people with learning disabilities to access appropriate information/services regarding their sexuality, sexual health and relationships To be the SHIELD Link worker for your department/centre/area of work SHIELD: Learning Disability, Sex & the Law (1 day) Tuesday 11th November 2008, 9.15am to 4.30pm To clarify and explain law, policy and other rules relating to sex and people with learning Gain knowledge of the legislation in England and Wales on sex and learning disability Understand the importance and application of a sexual health and wellbeing policy in an To book a place on any of the courses listed in this bulletin, please contact: Linzi Mathews, Public Health Department, 46 Sea Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5BL


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